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India get WFME recognition, now Medical students can practice in foreign countries post graduation

With the National Medical Commission being granted WFME status, all Indian students will now get the opportunity to pursue a career anywhere in the world. Now they will be able to do post graduate training and practice in foreign countries like America, Australia, New Zealand.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Notable achievement as the National Medical Commission (NMC), India has been granted the prestigious World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) accreditation status for a period of 10 years. According to officials, now all Indian students will get a chance to make a career anywhere in the world. Now they will be able to do post graduate training and practice in many countries like America, Australia, Canada. Now Indian medical graduates will get more opportunities globally.

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WFME accreditation is required for training and practice in other countries(worldwide). Now they can practice abroad with degrees from India. India will also become the first choice for international students due to its globally recognized standards. Officials said all 706 existing medical colleges will now be WFME accredited, while new colleges to be established in the coming 10 years will automatically get WFME accredited.

WFME is a global organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of medical education worldwide. Dr. Yogendra Malik, Member of the Board of Ethics and Medical Registration at NMC, said that this prestigious recognition is a testament to NMC’s unwavering commitment to the highest standards in medical education.

He said that the recognition of WFME underlines that the quality of medical education in India adheres to high standards. The NMC will receive an official award letter and a recognition certificate.

According to sources, the process of WFME accreditation involves a fee of Rs 4,98,5142 per medical college, which covers the expenses of the site visit team and their travel and stay. This means the total cost for India’s 706 medical colleges to apply for WFME recognition will be approximately ₹351.9 crore. Now NMC itself has taken recognition of WFME which will be applicable to all the medical colleges under it.

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